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Re: Request for GR: clarifying the license text licensing / freeness issue

On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> How about: "There is a special exception for the texts of the
> licenses under which works in Debian are distributed;"

It's not just enough for that; it has to be a license specifically
being used as a license under which a work in Debian is being
distributed. [IE, in debian/copyright or specifically included by
reference from there.]

For example, a second copy of the GPL in a package under the GPL would
not be acceptable, nor would a copy of the GPL in a package not under
the GPL.

Don Armstrong
An elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.
 -- Robert Heinlein _Time Enough For Love_ p244

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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